Minus the Bear Book Canada-Friendly Tour

Minus the Bear Book Canada-Friendly Tour
The shaggy-haired indie prog veterans of Seattle's Minus the Bear aren't usually known as sex symbols. The recently released OMNI, however, is all about "the exploration of erotic themes and fascinating tales of human sexual relationships." The album's first single, "My Time," is practically pornographic, with wah-wah flourishes, lusty synths, and lyrics that include, "the sweat rolls down your thigh" and "touch me in the dark."

Wondering how raunchy electro-pop tunes like this will translate live? You can soon find out, as the band will be touring North America this summer. The jaunt includes plenty of Canadian dates, with seven shows split between Canada's five westernmost provinces.

Here's hoping that the leotard-wearing, face-stroking dancers from the band's new "My Time" video (see below) come along for the tour.

Tour dates:

5/28 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
5/29 Quincy, WA - The Gorge Ampitheatre (Sasquatch!)
6/25 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub

6/26 Vancouver, BC - Venue

6/27 Calgary, AB - Republik Nightclub

6/28 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room

6/29 Regina, SK - The Distrikt

6/30 Winnipeg, MB - The Royal Albert

7/2 St. Paul, MN - Taste of Minnesota

7/3 Grand Rapids, MN - The Intersection

7/4 Toronto, ON - Mod Club

7/5 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall

7/7 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

7/8 New York, NY - Webster Hall

7/9 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights

7/10 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

7/11 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

7/12 St. Louis, MO - Firebird

7/13 Lawrence, KS - The Granada

7/14 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

7/15 Salt Lake City, UT - TBD

7/16 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory

7/17 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
8/6-8 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza